BakeMark UK

first_imgAs part of the Readi-Bake range, BakeMark UK (Wirral, Cheshire), supplier of bakery ingredients and frozen speciality bakery products, has launched two varieties of coconut macaroon.The Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroon and Cherry Coconut Macaroon are supplied ready-to-bake in pre-cut squares.BakeMark UK has also extended its selection of classic sweet treats, with chewy fruit flapjack, Belgian milk chocolate flapjack and a real butter shortbread.The shortbread bakes for approximately 20 minutes and is finished off with a sprinkle of sugar.last_img

Refugee Olympic team walk into Rio opening ceremony to a deafening roar

first_img…’These refugees have no home, no team, no flag, no national anthem,’ says IOC president Thomas BachTHE Rio 2016 Olympics officially kicked off with a magnificent opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janiero on Friday night. A total of 206 nations displayed their strength for the games. While some nations received some huge cheers, one new entity stole the show and made the moment special.When Zimbabwe were the last country to enter the Athletes Parade, the name of the Refugee Olympic Team entered and the Maracana stadium exploded in loud cheers.The Refugee Olympic Team, competing in the Olympics for the first time, also witnessed a standing ovation which became the symbol of the Olympic opening ceremony.The Refugee Olympic Team are participating as Independent Olympic athletes. It was created to show solidarity with the world’s refugees.The team consists of 10 participants. The key players include 18-year-old swimmer Yusra Mardini, who moved from Syria to Germany and will participate in the 200m freestyle swimming event. Refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo and other places that have been affected by humanitarian crises are part of the team.International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach also praised the Refugee Olympic Team. Speaking in the Opening Ceremony, Bach said, “The Refugee Athletes are sending a hope to the millions of refugees.Having to leave home because of hunger, violence and just because you are different. Because of your human spirit, you are making a great cause to humanity. In this Olympic world, we welcome you as an enrichment to our diversity.”last_img read more

Chancellor Kent Syverud discusses timing of Daryl Gross’s decision to step down as director of athletics

first_img Published on March 19, 2015 at 10:08 am Contact Brett: [email protected] | @Brett_Samuels27 One day after Daryl Gross stepped down as director of athletics, Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud discussed the timing of the decision, and said Gross can still contribute to the university.In an interview Thursday morning with The Daily Orange, Syverud said he had been talking with leaders and personnel in the athletics department since his arrival at SU because of NCAA issues. On March 6, the NCAA released its 94-page report on SU, and levied penalties against the school including a reduction in men’s basketball scholarships and putting the football and men’s basketball programs on five-years probation.While discussions with athletics personnel and leadership was not restricted to the two weeks since the NCAA Committee on Infractions report came out, Syverud said discussions did intensify after the report was released.In those discussions, it was clear that Daryl Gross, “felt it was really time to move to another way to contribute to Syracuse University,” Syverud said.Gross stepped down Wednesday after 10 years as director of athletics. He will now serve as vice president and special assistant to the chancellor, and will teach as an adjunct professor in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile some have blamed Gross for certain findings in the NCAA report, Syverud said Gross “is entitled to extraordinary respect for what he’s achieved here.”“We would not be in an athletic conference and an academic conference, which is what the ACC is, without his vision and persistence and foresight,” Syverud said. He also noted that during Gross’s tenure, SU Athletics had success in Olympic sports and grew its presence in areas like New York CitySyverud added that Gross has many skills that make him valuable to the university in his new role. That includes his expertise in sports and sport management, and his connections with student-athletes and alumni, he said.“I think it’s very desirable that we use that expertise in different ways going forward and show respect and grace with the contributions he’s made here,” Syverud said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more